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Logo, print, and web design that rises above the noise, engages and connects audiences, and inspires action for your brand
Design makes the difference
Design that rises above the noise, engages and connects audiences, and inspires action for your brand
Services and types of projects I design
A logo is at the heart of your brand’s foundation and is one of the most important visual identity elements that instantly identifies your brand and establishes recognition. I’ll work with you to design a distinctive and memorable mark that communicates your message and sets you apart.
In today’s changing digital landscape, print engages the senses differently and delivers a personal, tangible, and tactile experience that just can’t be matched online. Print is my first love and I dig crafting communications that work cohesively with digital to deliver a seamless experience.
Whether you need design and development or design only, I’ll craft a great digital experience and online presence for your brand with custom-designed, mobile-friendly websites and communications that combine design, form, features, and function to deliver your message.
How I work
There’s a lot that goes into the design process and each client and project is different, so my process is adaptable to individual needs; however, I do believe project success and process go hand-in-hand, so there are some steps that are common to every project. I pride myself on being easy to work with and what’s most important is understanding your project and goals and working together to design the right creative solution.
01 / Conversation and creative brief
Every project typically starts with a conversation, Q&A, and Creative Brief that asks for details about your business, project, scope of work, goals, timeline, and budget. If we decide we’re a good fit, I’ll put together a proposal outlining project details. Upon approval and agreement to work together, your project can be scheduled.
02 / Discovery and research
I’ll dig into your responses to the Creative Brief and do additional research to better understand your brand, business, target audience, competition, what sets you apart, what other designs inspire you (or don’t inspire you), what’s working (or not working), and what your desired outcomes are for the project to establish insights and inspiration for possible design directions.
03 / Design strategy and concept
Using the content you supply and the research gathered, I’ll explore creative directions on how best to visually position and differentiate your brand. The best concept(s) will be presented for collaborative review, revision, and concept design approval. Depending on the project, this may include presentation of concepts, mockups, style tiles or moodboards, sitemap, and wireframes.
04 / Design development and application
With visual direction established, the approved design concept is further developed and applied to the agreed project deliverables. Depending on the project, this may include refinement and development of variations of a logo concept; development of layouts and pieces in a print campaign, or turning designs into functioning websites. This step also includes quality checks, proofreading, fine-tuning, and testing.
05 / Delivery and evaluation
Once design is complete, and everything is finalized and approved, project billing is wrapped up, high-resolution files are delivered for logo and print projects and websites go live. This is also where we’ll go through training on how to manage your website. After the project is delivered, I’ll ask for feedback on your experience with the project and responses from your target audience that will help me on future work with your brand.
06 / Celebrate and support
I take pride in my clients’ successes and when my clients are happy, I’m thrilled. Successful projects call for celebration and high five’s. After project completion, I welcome the opportunity to support your brand with ongoing design needs, acting as an extension of your team.
Giving brands a visual voice to tell their stories
There’s no shortage of amazing design talent, and I’m honored when clients choose me. Throughout my career, I’ve collaborated with individuals, small businesses, creative agencies, and marketing teams to execute their communications goals. My 24-years of combined experience in business, marketing, and design allows me to strategically tackle projects with a unique, brand-centric approach. I strive for excellence in every project and take pride in creative strategy, ideation, and project management to deliver projects that are on brand and exceed expectations for clients in any industry. I’m a trusted and driven partner who brings a maturity and professionalism to every project and am committed to making every project the best it can be.
Give brands a visual voice to tell their stories through handcrafted, strategic, cohesive, and distinctive design
Develop design solutions that connect and engage with audiences and inspire action for brands
Kind words from clients
Kind words from clients
Lilly Skye was integral to the branding of my startup, Apex Management Partners. She demonstrated excellent design and project management skills, and brought fresh, creative insight to the design and development of my brand identity. She took the time to listen to my needs, clearly understood my vision, and executed smart, creative solutions to bring it to life. From my logo to collateral to website, her work was on target in conveying my brand message and tone. At every step, she was exemplary at keeping the project moving and so easy to work with. It was a great experience working with Lilly and I highly recommend her for creative strategy work.
Michael Bartholomeusz, MS PhD Managing Partner, Apex Management Partners
Working with Lilly Skye on your design and creative needs is the best decision you could make for your project or organization. She cares deeply about your success — as deeply as if it were her own, and is a very unique combination of being able to translate your creative vision into reality and super detail oriented. In six years of working together, Lilly has never once missed a deadline or dropped a ball. We are grateful for her passion, work ethic and drive to always work to the highest standard and produce the highest outcomes. She’s a superhuman addition to your team.
Catherine Alonzo, CEO and Founding Partner, Javelina
Over the years, we’ve had the opportunity to work with a lot of graphic artists, but Lilly Skye is our go-to. That’s because her artwork is top-notch, with the versatility to execute on diverse projects; she listens to and understands the client’s vision; brings her own creative ideas that elevate the end product; and is reliable, diligent with deadlines, and an absolute pleasure to work with.
David Waid, Founding Partner, Javelina
We’re usually told people are either left or right brained, but working with Lilly you know that’s not true. She’s a talented artist and designer, but also the most organized person on our team, meticulous, and integral to a project’s timely completion. She can do that because she’s adaptable and doesn’t have an ego about her work — she truly wants to deliver excellent work and see clients succeed. Her work is like magic and her execution flawless. It’s amazing to watch time after time how she understands our clients vision, and then takes our content to develop design solutions that are exactly what our clients are looking for.
Paloma Ibañez, Director of Nonprofit and Business Services, Javelina
Lilly Skye has been an indispensable resource for my marketing projects. Always professional, reliable and dedicated, she comes through every time. Whether it’s an ad, brochure, website, product packaging or other project, she is able to take a job from concept to delivery with creative design, an intelligent approach, and attention to detail. Even more importantly, Lilly’s work ethic, integrity and positive attitude make her a delight to work with. I highly recommend Lilly Skye!
Terri Macdonald, Creative Director, Birdseye Marketing & Communications
Lilly Skye’s ability to take a summary of my stories and a couple ideas I might have about cover design, and then create spectacular artwork that depicts the characters and plot in ways I couldn’t have imagined leave me in awe every single time. Her insight into marketing, artistic vision, professionalism, and unending support of my work allow me to offer the best face of my stories to the world. And her herculean efforts in the designing of my website required patience, both a micro and macro view of the site, and how potential clients would view my site. After every project completed, I have affirmation that Lilly is the best at what she does, and gratitude for our continued working relationship.
Michele Venné, Author, My Joy Enterprises
Lilly Skye is a true rockstar and talent. We are so thankful for her incredible work on our website and for putting in the extra time and energy to make it come to life. It is beautiful and is everything that we set out to accomplish. Our team couldn’t be happier! This was a tremendous feat and as a result, elevates our company 10-fold. We couldn’t have done it without her. We look forward to working with Lilly more to continue growing the site and help this incredible tool become a life source for Javelina and the clients we serve!
I am thrilled with the work that Lilly Skye has done for my new website. It is so beautiful and conveys everything I need to let people who have cancer know, “There is another way.” I don’t think there are any words to describe how exquisite it is, how it is laid out with such professional knowledge, that it is organized in a brilliant way, that it captures the “essence” of me, that it surely inspires the reader to purchase my book. I am so grateful for the Artist and Angel that Lilly is, and so thankful for her work. WOW, she is so talented, and I am so lucky to be able to work with her on my website. My success will be much greater, because of her.
Susan Liberty Hall, Author, Ha, I Laugh in the Face of Cancer